The amazing tech gifts

To find out more about the tech up for grabs, click on the button below each gift.

Amazon Echo

Gift one:

Amazon Echo (2nd generation)

Music, news, Pizza. Whatever you need, just ask Alexa.

The smart home is well and truly here and the Amazon Echo is the hub. This technological marvel connects to the famous 'Alexa' Voice Service to play music, make calls, send and receive messages, answers questions, read the news, report traffic and weather and so much more – instantly. All you have to do is ask.

Being Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled, the Echo can access all your music streams like Amazon Music, Spotify, iTunes and many other music formats from your phone or tablet. And it's all played though a speaker system that fills the room with beautifully crisp and punchy, immersive sound.

But that's not all. Because it's compatible with other smart home technologies, you can use your Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or heater while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie, all without lifting a finger.

With an ever evolving set of skills, anything is possible with the Amazon Echo.

FitBit Charge 3

Gift two:

Fitbit Charge 3

The personal trainer that fits on your wrist.

*Due to high levels of demand for the Fitbit Charge 2 we are experiencing a shortage of stock. To avoid any unwanted delays in getting you your gift we are upgrading all new orders to the updated Fitbit Charge 3. You’ll be able to enjoy all the functions of the Charge 2 and many more. This product is a one size fits all.**

Take control of your health and fitness with the innovative and stylish Fitbit Charge 3. This ingenious heart rate and fitness wristband is equipped to the teeth with tech to help you reach and maintain your peak fitness level and enjoy a healthier life.

Designed for all day wear, this smart watch tracks all your activities throughout the day, from your morning run to your nightly sleep.

With connected GPS and heart rate monitor, your Fitbit will record every step you take, show the distance travelled, calculate the calories burned and monitor your heart rate throughout, so you get a better picture of your overall health.

Whether you jog, run or cycle, you'll be able to review your workout summary and spilt times at the end of each session. This makes it so much easier to set your own goals and push yourself to run faster or go further.

The 'PurePulse' heart monitor lets you check your heart rate at a glance, so you can adjust the effort you're putting into activities. Then you can find the right balance with a target rate zone which ensures you're pushing yourself hard enough, yet not over doing it.

Sonos Play: 1

Gift three:

Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speaker

The mini home speaker with a mighty sound.

Introducing the smart, mini Wi-Fi speaker with an almighty sound. Just 161mm tall, the Sonos Play:1 fits in any space and fills any room.

For the tech minded, it contains two Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the acoustic architecture (not sure what that means, but it sounds good). There's a tweeter that delivers crisp and accurate high frequency response and a 9cm mid-woofer that ensures the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies and delivers deep, punchy bass.

It's all designed to be true to the music. In fact, 'Trueplay' fine-tunes your Sonos speaker for perfect playback, using sensors to analyse your room acoustics and adjusting the balance for the best possible sound. Now that is smart.

And you don't have to be a sound engineer to set it up. The Sonos Play:1 is so easy to use. Simply put it in any room and connect it to your home Wi-Fi network using the free Sonos Controller App on your smartphone, PC or tablet. Then you can play music from any device on your home network and have access to music streams such as Spotify, Deezer, Google Play etc.

Once set up, you can control the Play:1 from the palm of your hand. If you want to expand, you can add speakers and control the choice of music and the volume levels in every room. The possibilities are endless.

Great things really do come in small packages.

GoPro Hero

Gift four:


Capture all your adventures in breath-taking HD.

The HERO is small, light, waterproof (up to 10 meters) and as tough as old boots, allowing you to capture stunning action video footage in so many situations and in all kinds of conditions.

And you don't need to be a professional cameraman to get fantastic shots. A single press of the shutter button powers up the camera and starts recording automatically. Press again and it stops. Or if you prefer, you can use the voice control and tell your GoPro what to do, like: "GoPro, start recording" or "GoPro, take a photo".

It has other clever tricks too. In low light mode, you can confidently move from brilliant sunlight to near darkness, while you're recording, as the HERO will automatically adjust the frame rate to suit the environment. And you'll find the HERO captures stunningly smooth crystal clear HD video handheld, or mounted, helped by its built-in stabilisation system.

The functions are not taxing at all. There's a 2 inch touch screen that's really visible, intuitive and handy for setting up your shots, switching between modes, previewing and playing back your footage. And for more sophisticated controls, the Hero can be remotely connected to your smartphone, tablet or PC using the built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and the GoPro app. This allows you to adjust the settings on the camera, view your shots, edit them and share them on social media, quickly and easily.